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No. 9 Avon sweeps Windsor in first round of CCC girls volleyball tournament

WINDSOR, Oct. 30 – After losing three of the final four matches of the regular season, the Avon High volleyball got back on the winning track by capturing their first post-season match of the season. In the first round of the 16-team Central Connecticut Conference tournament, the No. 9 Falcons swept No. 8 Windsor, 3-0Continue ReadingContinue Reading

Canton spikers push their opponents to the limit in five-game decisions

CANTON, Oct. 6 – The Canton High girls volleyball is still a young program – now playing in their sixth varsity season. A year ago, the Warriors had their first-ever winning record, going 11-9 and earning a spot in the Class S tournament for the second year in a row. The Warriors are getting moreContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Three Canton athletes earn first team All-State honors

CANTON — Three Canton High athletes earned All-State honors this fall for their performance on the field. Cross country runners Max Sparks and Emily Briggs earned All-State honors along with field hockey player Grace Giancola. Volleyball player Amber Harraden and field hockey player Alexa Szczepanski earned second team All-State honors. Twelve Canton athletes earned All-NCCCContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Avon spikers put away Jonathan Law to advance to Class L quarterfinal

AVON, Nov. 10 – Avon High girls volleyball coach Curt Burns was trying to stay patient. The Falcons were two points away from sweeping Jonathan Law in Thursday night’s Class L tournament game. But the Falcons allowed a five-point lead to melt away to one point. Burns didn’t want to rattle his team. His clipboardContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Suffield spikers snap Canton’s three-game winning streak

SUFFIELD, Oct. 25 – Katie Mankowski had a career-high seven kills and the Canton High girls volleyball team rallied for a 18-point victory in game three but saw Suffield snap their three-game winning streak with a 3-1 decision in NCCC action on Tuesday. After dropping the first two games of the match, the Warriors surgedContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Night games begin Thursday night in Canton at the turf field

CANTON – It’s Alumni Weekend at Canton High and that means the annual varsity athletic contests under the lights and the Canton High Wall of Fame induction reception on Friday evening. Four Canton High graduates will be recognized for their achievements in their communities and professions – Jesse Anderson (Class of 1957), Gerry deSimas, Jr.Continue ReadingContinue Reading

Volleyball: No. 7 Coventry snaps Canton’s three-game winning streak

COVENTRY, Sept. 23 – After three straight victories, the Canton High girls volleyball had its winning streak snapped with a 3-0 NCCC loss to defending league champion Coventry on Friday night. Undefeated Coventry (6-0, 4-0 NCCC) swept the Warriors in three games, prevailing 25-17, 25-11 and 25-6. The Patriots, ranked No. 7 in the latestContinue ReadingContinue Reading

No. 11 Avon rallies to beat Conard in a tough five-game victory

AVON – The Avon High girls volleyball team played with determination Friday night against Conard of West Hartford in a Central Connecticut Conference contest. After three games, Conard led the best-of-3 match, 2-1. In the decisive game five, the Chieftains erased an three-point Avon lead and had two match point opportunities. But the Chieftains couldn’t closeContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Jean Hunt, who helped provide athletic opportunities for girls, passes away

Jean Hunt, the legendary Farmington High coach who helped expand and establish opportunities for girls to compete in high school sports in Connecticut, died on Friday in her hometown of Lexington, Mass., where she had been living for some time. Hunt helped establish the first state tournaments in volleyball, basketball and field hockey. She coachedContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Avon outlasts South Windsor in CCC Tourney debut; Suffield beats Canton, 3-1

AVON, Nov. 2 – Avon High setter Brooke Fisher was certainly in the middle of the action Monday night in the Central Connecticut Conference (CCC) tournament. Fisher had 45 assists, successfully dug up the ball 22 times and had three aces to help the Falcons capture their first-ever CCC Tournament game with a hard-fought 3-2Continue ReadingContinue Reading